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Item#: N82E16828112251

SAMSUNG CLX-3185 MFC / All-In-One Up to 16 ppm in A4 (17 ppm in Letter) Speed 2400 x 600 dpi Color Print Quality Color Laser Printer

  • CLX-3185
  • 2400 x 600 dpi
  • Max 20000 pages monthly
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Whether you're printing out a presentation for that big meeting or scanning a few favorite photos to send to family members, the versatile 3-in-1 Samsung CLX-3185 printer lets you do it all. And do it with absolute convenience. Take the ultra-handy Print Screen button that lets you print everything on your screen. Just one quick touch and you're printing with impressive, high quality color with up to 2,400 x 600 dpi. And it's not only simple to use and powerful, it's quiet, fast and compact. And it does much more than print - its multi-purpose functions let you scan and copy.

Learn more about the SAMSUNG CLX-3185


Recommended Use
MFC / All-In-One
2-Line LCD Display
16.38" x 14.88" x 12.22"
31.4 lbs.


Output Type
Laser Technology
Black Print Speed
Up to 16 ppm in A4 (17 ppm in Letter) Speed
Color Print Speed
Up to 4 ppm in A4 (4 ppm in Letter) Speed
Black Print Quality
2400 x 600 dpi
Color Print Quality
2400 x 600 dpi
Time To First Page (seconds)
First print out time (Mono) Less than 14 seconds (From Ready Mode)
First print out time (color) Less than 26 seconds (From Ready Mode)
SPL-C (Samsung Printer Language Color)
Duplex printing
Max. Duty Cycle
Up to 20,000 pages monthly


Copy Speed, Black
up to 16 cpm in A4 (17 cpm in Letter)
Copy Speed, Color
Up to 4 cpm in A4 (4 cpm in Letter)
Copy Quality, Color
Text/ Mixed/ Magazine Mode: Up to 600 x 600 dpi/ Photo Mode: Up to 1/200 x 1/200 dpi
Max. Document Enlargement
Max. Document Reduction
Max. Number of Copies


Scan Resolution, Optical
1200 x 1200 dpi
Scan Resolution, Enhanced
4800 x 4800 dpi

Media Handling

Input Capacity, std.
Output Capacity, std.
Media Type
A4/ A5/A6/ Letter/ Legal/ Executive/ Folio/ ISO B5/ JIS B5/transparency(Mono Print Only)/ glossy photo220 g/m2/ Envelope/ labels/ cardstock/ recycled
Media sizes supported
76 x 152.4mm (3 x 6") - 216 x 355.6mm (8.5 x 14")


USB Ports
High speed USB 2.0

Hardware SPEC

Noise Level (Approx.)
Less than 46 dBA (Color)/ Less than 48 dBA (Black)/ Copying: Less than 50 dBA
Memory, std.
128 MB


First copy out time (mono) less than 18 sec
First copy out time (color) less than 45 sec
ID Copy/ Clone Copy/ N-UP Copy/ Poster Copy

Color flatbed Scanner
Scan to Client (PC)/ Folder function
Scan Function Compatibility with TWAIN: Win 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7/2008 R2/ WIA: Win XP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7/2008 R2

OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/ Windows 7/2008 R2/ Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.6/ Various Linux OS including Red Hat 8.0 - 9.0/ Mandrake 9.2 - 10.1/ SuSE 8.2 - 9.2 and Fedora Core 1 - 4

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the SAMSUNG CLX-3185

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/6/2013 9:33:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPoor support

Pros: Prints beautiful pictures, prints relatively fast, price.

Cons: Worked well until we were faced with a paper jam error. All links to newer firmware by Samsung over here do not work.

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  • Paul G.
  • 10/27/2012 2:53:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Vast improvement

Pros: I bought this for home use to replace a ink jet printer. the quality of the images is great. The ink last much longer than the inkjet cartridges. The scanning and copy functions have been very useful. We really have had no issues to mention.

Cons: I would love if it had a higher quality scanner, but I can't really complain. Even on this one point, the quality is pretty good.

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  • SHAWN O.
  • 9/4/2012 12:57:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent Unit For The Price, Has A Few Issues

Pros: - Excellent Quality Solid Machine
- Very Economical w/Toner
- Toner Incredibly Inexpensive
- Excellent Quality Text-Only documents
- Solid High Resolution Scanning
- Compact Size, Sturdy & Light weight
- Reliable Printing, No Jams Due to Machine Failure

Cons: - Poor Photo and Image Printing Quality
- Terrible and Limited software for Scanning
- No WiFi or Bluetooth Capability

Other Thoughts: I got this as a shell shocker for $99.99 and considering that the toner for my falling apart, six year-old KM Magicolor costs a minimum of $120.00 per cartridge it was kind of a no-brainer. The first thing I noticed is that unlike my KM (and my old Sammy CLP series) you don't need a forklift to move it.

Text documents are fantastic although not impressed with image/photo printing at all. It's pretty awful for a CLP and although there are a ton of different color options (too many, really) and none seem to help.

No wireless printing but I knew that going into it and the scanning software is terrible and takes over when you try to manually crop the area and won't allow the dimensions you want forcing you to overscan and edit after the fact.

Had six months (with two computers using it) before having to replace yellow and black which if you buy new OEM is $50.00 per cartridge as opposed to $120.00 for the KM Magicolor and you can get aftermarket cartridges as low as $20.00.

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  • james p.
  • 9/4/2012 5:24:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssamsung clx 3185 mfc

Pros: price! on xmas sale for under 100 bucks! works great, just plug in play then updated current drivers from samsung

Cons: ink replacements are expensive more than what i paid for the printer. no cable from printer to computer was supplied, had to buy.

Other Thoughts: only used scanner couple times but worked fine

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  • KI L.
  • 8/31/2012 12:01:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Items

Pros: Great Item, Great deal.

Cons: Nothing.

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  • Brian W.
  • 7/7/2012 10:14:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorthy Printer

Pros: Prints beautifully. Don't have much more information - haven't had to buy toner yet which is the real gotcha on printers.

Cons: Can't get the scanner to work on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have this printer hooked up to a server in the house, but can't get the scanner driver to load.
Not Wifi
No document feeder
I know these cost more, but I really expect every printer to be Wifi these days. It's just they want you to pay more for that - it should just be standard.

Other Thoughts: I would buy this printer again (that is if I ever get the scanner going).

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  • Jerrod F.
  • 6/11/2012 2:12:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Printer

Pros: Linux support, color, cheap, built well, scanning and printing has amazing detail!

Cons: Linux support is very weak. While it does exist almost all Customer Support will ignore you or tell you that it isn't supported. I ended up having to prove they supported the printer by emailing them their own brochure saying it supported linux. I fought them for 5 months with them claiming no linux support.

Other Thoughts: Works great now, drivers are fixed, just need to make sure filters and backends are installed in proper directories. my distro for example uses /usr/libexec/cups not /usr/lib/cups. just symlink /usr/lib/cups -> /usr/libexec/cups and all is perfect.

Also Samsung just joined the Platinum Linux support group pledging $500,000 a yr to Linux foundation! I see great linux support in the future.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2012 1:40:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGood Printer when it doesnt JAM!

Pros: Price!! Decent Scanner, Quality Printing when it works!

Cons: Paper Jam Error out from the box! Test different paper, Will eventually work if I power cycle it down and pull paper tray in & out!

Other Thoughts: The link to the firmware that was posted in previous review doesn't work!!! I can't find the firmware update from Samsung website!

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  • Jae S.
  • 5/15/2012 3:02:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent Print Quality but the Paper Jams

Pros: I paid about $150 for this printer and I'm satisfied with the printing and scanning so far. The print quality is crisp and clear, and the speed isn`t too bad either once it gets fired up.

Cons: The paper tray does jam if you load too much paper in it. I removed the whole stack and put in only 5-10 sheets and it worked without a problem. It is annoying, though, to have to refill the tray ever so often.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for purchasing the Samsung CLX-3185 printer.

We apologize for the paper jams you have encountered. Our engineers have identified the cause of the paper jams and have corrected this with a firmware update, which you can find at
1. Please download and run the file above.
2. Make sure the printer is turned on
3. If any other printers are connected via USB, make sure to disconnect them from the computer
4. Select the “USB Connected Printer” button
5. After firmware update, please turn the printer off, and then back on again.
6. Paper jamming issues should be resolved
If you experience any problems, or wish to be guided through the installation, please contact customer support at 1-800-SAMSUNG

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  • Aaron M.
  • 5/10/2012 3:43:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExceptional Printer

Pros: Quiet, prints SHARP detailed images. Dont listen to the people bashing this printer, this is the best one I have ever owned!!!!! Sure every company will have doa units but sumsung makes a good product here, with an excellent price to boot! Just wish I had spent the extra cash to get the networked version, oh well.

Cons: NONE!!!!!

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